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. it was a dream come true for the newlyweds. >> jim and i met in 1977. i really didn't believe gay people wovr see the day they could marry. >> reporter: after 35 years as a couple, they were the first same-sex couple to be legally wed at baltimore city hall. the mayor as an ordained minister presided over the ceremony herself. >> it is a very emotional night. incredibly meaningful night. there are so many people who have a chance now to have the life that they wanted for themselves and for their family and i'm so proud of maryland. that we chose equality over hate. >> reporter: seven same-sex couples took their vows at city hall at 12:30 this morning. the culmination of what has been a long battle for supporters of marriage equality. the same-sex marriage referendum on the ballot in move was hotly debated but ultimately passed. >> i'm very happy. this is -- this is as happy as i have ever been and spend the rest of my life with bill legally and just showed a gay community it can be done. >> reporter: jim and bill have advice for other same-sex couples thinking of making a lifetime commitment. >>
on for years in iowa. my former colleague, jim leach and i had written about that. it is happening in california, arizona, and even a little in florida. that is part of the problem, because democrats, nationally, got more than 1 million more votes than republicans who ran for the house of representatives. yet they come into this with a 35-vote margin. there are some areas where in north carolina there were more votes for democrats than republicans, but there are only 27% of the representatives are democrats. that is part of the problem. it confuses the notion about mandates. after all, the allwon decisively. -- the president won decisively. the senate pickup ground. it does not sound like much of a national mandate to continue the policies of the republicans over the last decade or so. host: david is our next caller in ohio, republican. caller: good morning. being a regular person on a budget, i can only get the things i can pay for. i would love to be able to buy erraris or newr ou houses or all kinds of things they would love to have. due to my budget, i am not able to do that. t
-time employees, ben, libya, evan, mike, julie, richard, jennifer, nick, michelle, jim, doory, jesse, angela, kathleen, carolyn, rachel, eric, jennifer, chris, cody, greg, katelyn, stephanie, beth, bennett, nathan , emily, mary, abby, lee, shannon, christina, p.j., alex, nicki, randy, john, the two best veteran constituent service reps you could ever want. sharon, rachel, cara. mr. speaker, all of them were loyal to the district and i read their names into the record to thank them for their service and loyalty to me, with you especially for their service to -- but especially for their service to the district. yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from alabama, mr. brook, for five minutes. mr. brooks: mr. speaker, the bush tax cuts history illuminates why american families face huge tax increases on january 1. the bush tax cuts had two purposes, first, stimulate the economy, create jobs, cut unemployment, and cut the deficit. second, cut taxes to help american families take care of their own needs. in just three years thanks to the bush tax cuts unemployment
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